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Mint: demo cassette

Mint: demo cassette


Tags: · 10s · anarcho · Bf2019 · hcpmf · melodic · post-punk · raw · recommended · spo-default · spo-disabled
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" Five track debut from this new Philly group, mixing somewhat a Crisis/Gang of Four-informed angularity with a simple, crunchy punk attack. I actually put this on right after the BB AND THE BLIPS demo and couldn't help noticing how perfect these demos sound back-to-back. A tight, vibrant batch of tracks, with what I can only imagine are very poignant, well voiced lyrics (and my only gripe here is the lack of a lyric sheet). Self released." (Sam / Feel It Records)

Our take: Demo cassette from this Philadelphia band. The recording is super raw and DIY, but the music is well-written and catchy. Even though I don’t think this is what they’re going for (if, indeed, they’re going for anything at all), but I’m reminded of the early, raw demo recordings by Zounds or the poppier Crisis songs. Like that stuff, there’s pop music at the core of what Mint is doing, but they wholeheartedly embrace punk’s raw, primal, and aggressive posture and also (in places at least) adopt some of the more sophisticated arrangements of post-punk. I have a feeling that fans of bands like Good Throb, Frau, and Priests’ early material will also like this quite a bit.